The Kent State University Museum has announced a small exhibit to showcase the winners of a student design competition hosted by the Kent State School of Fashion.
The competition, funded by longtime school supporter Ken Robinson, invited over 90 juniors enrolled in the fashion design studio to create pieces inspired by singer Akron Maddie Indre’s music video for “The Stream”. Fashion design student Annabel VanKeuren and fashion merchandising major Camryn Hall were selected as winners from a shortlist of 13 students.
“This collection is all about self-responsibility and being strong even when things may go wrong,” said Hall. Hall’s garment consisted of a leotard, shorts and a cropped sweatshirt and was inspired by self-sufficiency when working towards a healthy lifestyle.
“I was inspired by yoga and movement in the music video ‘The Stream’,” VanKeuren said. “I wanted to create a look that reflected the fluid movements of yoga through draped and gathered details.” VanKeuren’s design was a bleach-dyed blue and white mesh yoga look that included a sports bra, top, and yoga pants.
The designs will be exhibited in the main hall of the KSU Museum throughout Spring 2022. Admission to the museum, located at 515 Hilltop Drive, is free for Kent State students.